pussy willow

noun

: a willow (such as the North American Salix discolor) having large cylindrical silky catkins

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pussy willow was in 1851

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“Pussy willow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pussy%20willow. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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pussy willow

noun
: a willow having large silky catkins

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